I was surprised to find many kinds of wildlife around the house, which is in the suburbs of Houston. "We should take advantage of living here rather than watching TV," my host mother said to me. Her words made me really happy.
One evening when I was walking slowly along the river, a big tail hanging from a tree branch lept into my sight. Another squirrel, I thought at first. But it was much bigger and had a striped pattern.
I noticed that there was something big on top of a pine tree because of shrills of Blue Jays. I carefully approached toward the calls, looked for the something. And I saw two brown eyes and a yellow bill...of Barred Owl.
I dashed to the house to get my scope. When I came back, it was still there, hiding behind the pine leaves and watching me.
Rabbits were everywhere.